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Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Philippines

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Going Green, Saving the Environment

Press releases   •   Dec 10, 2019 15:41 PST

Despite being one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia, the Philippines is considered the most susceptible to hazards brought by climate change[1]. This alarming reality, which can put the lives of Filipinos at risk, calls timely attention to the pressing environmental issues that need to be acknowledged and addressed before it is too late.

Local organizations, especially the Micro, Small, and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMEs), have a role to play in tackling these environmental challenges. With 99.56% of companies in the Philippines registered as MSMEs in 2017[2], these businesses have the potential to take the lead in helping address the collective burden and help mitigate the effects of climate change in the country.

When it comes to running an eco-friendlier business, Epson’s printers can help SMEs reduce its energy consumption through its heat-free Micro Piezo and PrecisionCore printing technology and can consider these three steps to go green and save the environment.

Sustainable Operations

The Philippines still uses non-renewable sources to power up cities and businesses every day, and while the government continues to explore alternative energy sources, the best course of action in the immediate future is the adoption of ecological options and an overall reduction in power consumption.

One option for MSMEs is the use of efficient office equipment, such as printers, projectors, and other electronic devices, that can support business processes using less power. For instance, MSMEs can consider switching from laser to inkjet printers, which can save up to 85% energy in normal operations.[3]

Nowadays, MSMEs show readiness to make this switch, as they increasingly consider "eco-friendliness" when buying office equipment. According to an Epson study on the digital transformation of SMEs in ASEAN, 76% of MSMEs in the Philippines prefer owning inkjet printers due to its ecological advantages[4], and since printers account for about 10% of the energy consumption of a typical office, using inkjet also translates to lower energy costs.[5]

Reduced Office Waste

Waste pollution remains a massive issue in the Philippines. With an average of 40,000 tons of waste produced everyday — enough to fill up to 100 Olympic-sized pools[6] – the country is considered as the third largest ocean polluter.[7] In Metro Manila alone, approximately 9,212 tonnes of waste end up in rivers, creeks, and other bodies of water, including Manila Bay.

To help solve this problem, MSMEs should incorporate the habit of recycling paper, plastic, and e-waste into their regular operations. MSMEs should also consciously seek out alternatives to reduce garbage disposal, such as recycling spent consumables or using office devices like inkjet printers that do not employ non-reusable cartridges, which can significantly lessen the environmental impact of using printers.[8]

Working with the Community

Eco-initiatives play a key role in companies to impact climate change. It may come in simple ways like taking part in annual environmental activities or by conducting social responsibility projects, such as information dissemination campaigns on environmental issues, clean up drives, among others.

For instance, Epson Philippines Corporation has partnered with the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-EMB) and its youth-led organization GREENducation Philippines in rolling out eco-initiatives for two years now.[9] This year, Epson Philippines’ eco-projects focus on upcycling, a practice that transforms by-products and waste materials into new materials of better quality and environmental value.

These initiatives include a denim upcycling workshop for the youth beneficiaries of Alay Pag-Asa Christian Foundation, Inc. and the EcoVision Short Film Competition, an inter-collegiate competition which taps the artistry of Filipino students in raising public understanding of the environment and its conservation through the power of the visual medium.[10]

MSMEs have a huge role to play in protecting the environment. The smallest effort can go a long way, and local businesses have the power to influence customers and other entrepreneurs to do the same. With greater awareness and consciousness on the smart ways to curb carbon footprint, collective action from local businesses can help mitigate the country’s prevailing waste problem.

[1] Institute for Economics & Peace. Global Peace Index 2019: Measuring Peace in a Complex World, Sydney, June 2019.

[2]https://www.dti.gov.ph/business/msmes/msme-resources/msme-statistics

[3]Keypoint Intelligence Buyers Laboratory Custom Report (May 2017)

[4] The SME Digital Transformation in ASEAN; An Epson Survey 2019

[5] Epson research based on data from a commissioned survey conducted in March 2018 by SOMPO Risk Management & Health care Inc.

[6]https://www.senate.gov.ph/publications/SEPO/AAG_Philippine Solid Wastes_Nov2017.pdf

[7]https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1063093

[8] Inkjet printers have 59% less replacement parts compared to laser printers - Keypoint Intelligence Buyers Laboratory Custom Report (May 2018).

[9]http://news.epson.com.ph/pressreleases/epson-works-with-youth-groups-to-drive-environmental-initiatives-2835792

[10]http://news.epson.com.ph/pressreleases/epson-denr-embs-greenducation-ph-launches-1st-ecovision-short-film-competition-for-students-2824098

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Epson Reaffirms its Commitment to COP25

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 01:20 PST

Manila, Philippines, 2 December 2019 – Epson has reaffirmed its commitment to decarbonization (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) in advance of the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, 2019.

Society expects companies to be a driving force in mitigating the effects of climate change and achieving sustainability. Epson believes that its innovations can play a major role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Speaking in support of COP25, where the focus is on solutions to climate change, Epson global president Minoru Usui commented, “Political and economic uncertainties are increasing, and the world is facing challenging times. I strongly believe that Epson’s role is to help achieve global sustainability and to make the world a better place. In addition to our eco-conscious products and heat-free inkjet technology, we are combating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in production and across our value chain to help drive a transformation toward a decarbonized future. Climate change is a serious issue facing our planet and Epson is doing its utmost to address this issue. We have set targets for reducing GHG emissions in our own business activities and across the value chain to achieve the Paris agreement. These targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as being consistent with climate change science. I am happy to report that Epson is well on its way to achieving these targets.”

Epson set targets for reducing, by 2025, its scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19% compared to FY2017. In the 2018 fiscal year ended March 2019, Epson made large strides toward achieving the target with a 15% reduction in its GHG emissions.

Going forward, the company plans to achieve its target through energy-saving initiatives focused primarily on production innovations and the use of renewable electricity.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than US$10 billion. global.epson.com/

About Epson Singapore

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centers and 7 manufacturing facilities. http://www.epson.com.sg

About Epson Philippines

Epson’s corporate presence in the Philippines commenced in 1998. It grew rapidly into a multi-billion-peso company in a span of a few years from its establishment due to its customer-oriented approach in its business management style by its dedicated and innovative staff members and officers. Epson Philippines has an extensive network of 94 Authorized Service Partners in 130 locations nationwide and has more than 400 dealers and more than 800 shops across the country. For more details, please visit our website (www.epson.com.ph) or our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/EpsonPhilippines

For product inquiries and technical support, please contact Epson Customer Care at: Metro Manila: (02) 8441-9030; Toll Free: 1-800-1069-37766 (PLDT), 1-800-3-0037766 (DIGITEL) or visit the Epson Customer Care website: http://customercare.epson.com.ph.

Media Enquiries:

Media Contacts:
For Epson Philippines Corporation: May S. Intal

PR Specialist

Email: camillei@epc.epson.com.ph


For PRC, Inc.:
Alvin Marayan

Media Relations Director

Email: alvin.marayan@teamprcinc.com.ph

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Epson, DENR-EMB call entries for the 2nd EcoVision Film Competition

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